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rick klein. and, rick, when you see and hear that, what does it tell you? >> republicans are eager to meet president obama on the economic playing field at the wants to have that debate, particularly when it comes to taxes. now, the bush tax cuts are set to expire at the end of the year. democrats want to let them expire for those making $250,000 a year or more. republicans are saying, they need to be extended across the board so as not to hurt the recovery that's still lagging. this is the kind of debate, david, that both sides are eager to engage in. >> and, rick, you and i were talking earlier. there's been so much talk of the behind-the-scenes strategy for the democrats, who gets campaign support and who doesn't. the democrats' teetering could be passed over? >> that's right. democrats are close to declaring some of these races all but done including some members -- some incumbent members of congress who are in very tough race. these are members of congress like betsey markey from colorado who represents a large rural eastern colorado district frank kratovil from maryland's hea
, thank you. a lot to talk about here, so we want to call in our senior washington editor rick klein. rick, is it really so dire for the democrats right now that even longer serving democrats e barney frank are in trouble? >> reporter: this is such a potent political environment, almost no democrat in the country can look in the mirror and say, i don't have anything to worry about. democrats are playing defense wherever they can. that's why you are seeing president clinton campaign throughout new england, some of the bluest states in the nation. and that's why we see president obama visit four battleground states this week. all states he carried. all states have endangered democrats. they know if they hold onto these seats, they can hold on the majority in the house and the senate.prognosis, what is the generally accepted prognosis in washington right now about how democrats will fare? >> reporter: it going to be a difficult year. but there's a little bit more of a bounce in their steps. their chances of holding onto the senate significantly improved when christine o'donnell won in the de
kerley. >>> and so now we're going to bring in our seen your washington editor rick klein for his weekly political insights segment. and did boehner actually blink? >> i think boehner winked more than blinked. he gives president obama a chance in a form that he wants, but the democrats can no longer argue it is republicans standing in the way of getting this done. they're building up the minority leader, mr. boehner, in this race. when they have someone who is the head of the party of no, who is now saying yes, it's potentially problematic. >> so, interesting thing happening this tuesday in the world of politics, the last big primary day before the midterms in november. eight races, seven states, plus d.c. which one are you watching the most closely? >> delaware is getting so much attention. a sleepy race in the smallest of states, getting so much attention at the end, because the tea party there could cost republicans the chance to pick up a seat in one of the most democratic states in the country. here, christie o'donnell got some late support from sarah palin and others. she's running
to turn to our senior washington editor, rick klein, who is here for his weekly "political insights" segment. president obama is talking about the tax cuts now. is there any chance of him passing anything in the middle of what's often called the silly season? >> only along the edges. some of the minor elements could actually pass, maybe the new lending initiatives for small businesses, but realistically, dan, this is not something that can get done before the election. and beyond that, there's almost nothing that could be done to have a big impact on the economy oaf the next two months. this is much more about outlining the choices than it is about actually changing the fundamentals. >> in this sour economy, the conventional wisdom is the republicans could well pick up the house and might even pick up the senate. so, what is the mood in the democratic party? is panic an apt word? >> this is triage time among democrats. they're going to be making some harsh decisions at the national level to essentially cut off some local democrats and have them fend for themselves as they play defen
about the back and forth? bring in the panel. stephen hayes, writer for "weekly standard." rick klein, political reporter for abc news and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. steve, two come can meeting events today. one in a hardware store in virginia. and one of the west steps of the capitol where the democratic leaders move the small business bill forward. >> it's an interesting contrast. it's clear in campaign mode here. i think what republicans did worked. it was smart for john boehner and eric canter to step back and let others make the argument, to the extent it triples down to the american voters, which is questionable. it's a good thing to do. the pledge overall is a smart thing to do. it's a good program. bold and aggressive. it doesn't answer all of the questions. of course, what happens on november 3 in some respects in governing is more important than what happens on november 2. it's a campaign document. they are doing it to campaign on something. what it does practically in political terms is it takes away one of two democratic arguments. democrats spent six or eig
in the republican primary for the u.s. senate former senator joe biden's seat. joining us rick klein senior washington editor of abc "world news tonight." doesn't get much wilder than this, does it? >> this is the upset of the year. this is not just about the energy in the primaries. this is going to have real implications in the fall. nobody saw this coming until a couple weeks ago. castle did everything he could. we see tea party energy in one of the most democratic states in the nation. a guy who has been on the political scene in delaware for three decades is a stunner, huge development. >> greta: the dnc was quick tim kaine said -- called her self-aggrandizing and divisive candidate, extreme views. the tea party express congratulated her. they said they added, this is a tea party express wake up corrupt politicians in washington, d.c., change is coming like a tidal wave. sweeping the country. it is time to call the moving company. start packing up boys and look for a new career opportunity. the people have had enough and we've got a message for you. you are fired! >> that is quite a st
. our seiashidito rick klein has a preview. >> reporter: delaware is getting so much attention. a sleepy race in the smallest of states getting so much attention at the end because the tea party there could cost republicans the chance to pick up a seat in one of the most democratic states in the country. here christine o'donnell, the te t frh paine o'donnell, the fro she's running a very strong challenge agas thilbe e w tea party takes a big chunk away from thepubance >>> an american woman arrested in iran more than a year ago is todacted to be headino cf3 sarah shourd is to be freed after her $500,000 bail is paid. iranian authorities agreed to the release because of concerns about her health. but now prosecutors say they are preparing to put her two companions, shane bauer and josh fattal, on trial for spying. >>> there has been a setback in the rescue of those miners trapped deep underground in chile. work on the most advanced of the three tunnels had to be stopped when a drill struck an iron support beam. but officials insist the problem does not alter the rescue timeline. rescuers h
election. our senior washington editor rick klein has a preview. >> reporter: delaware is getting so much attention. a sleepy race in the smallest of states getting so much attention at the end because the tea party there could cost relica the country. here christine o'donnell, the tea party favorite, got some late support from sarah palin, from jim demint and others. she's running a very strong challenge against mike hassell, the establishment choice. this could be a case where the tea party takes a big chunk away from the republican chances this fall. >>> an american woman arrested in iran more than a year ago is expected to be heading home later today. sarah shourd is to be freed after her $500,000 bail is paid. iranian authorities agreed to the release because of concerns about her health. but now prosecutors say they are preparing to put her two companions, shane bauer and josh fattal, on trial for spying. >>> there has been a setback in the rescue of those miners trapped deep underground in chile. work on the most advanced of the oerk on the most advanced of the thuy's expln two peo
watched, especially in delaware. senior washington editor rick klein has a preview. good morning, rick. >> rob and vinita, republicans want to win vice president joe biden's old senate seat, and they think they have just the man to do it. congressman mike castle, a moderate republican, a former governor, and one of delaware's most popular political figures. christine o'donnell is a marketing consultant who has twice run for the senate and twice lost badly. political pros say she has no chance of winning the general election. but this year o'donnell is aligned with the tea party movement. >> there is a tidal wave coming to delaware. >> reporter: toss in sarah palin's endorsement and she's got a solid chance of taking the republican nomination. >> if she were by some miracle to be our nominee, that we would lose this seat and lose it by unprecedented numbers. >> reporter: mike castle is a republican who often works with democrats. he's for abortion rights, for gun control, and with a democrat has co-sponsored a bill to allow stem cell research, all fueling the tea party tem pert. >> the
, on mobile. as well as on the traditional paper product. >> rick, you've just tied fareed zakaria who is gps program on cnn precedes mine and have you joe klein, well-known liberal writer and columnist. with all the hiring you've done, how have you not managed to find a conservative columnist? >> i would love to find one. if you're listening and a fantastic conservative columnist, give me a call. >> eventual nancy gibbs writing the backstage column. at times i look at "time" magazine and it seems like a bit of a boys club. is that an area you need to work on as well? >>, of course, it's an area we need to work on. we do a lot of stories that actually are focused on a female audience and female readers. il do think that just the way "time" in many ways is actually a snap shot, a mirror of america, you know, we're red and blue. we're in the center of the country. we're on the coasts. we should also mirror the way america is too in terms of diversity, gender, all of that. >> we've got it on video. we've got about half a minute. in addition to the print magazine, which has a circulation of 3.25
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